Sambalpur University website hacked, complaint lodged with police

Cyber crime miscreants have hacked the website of the Sambalpur University and downloaded many important, secret documents. They have also gone to the extent of preparing forged certificates and mark-sheets and sell them to unworthy persons for huge amounts of money.

The matter came to light when a senior officer of the RG University of Technology, Dhanbad, Binod Kohli, visited here alleging that the fraud has been done in Jharkhand after hacking of the website. He produced some of the forged documents before the Sambalpur universityauthorities. He showed some certificate and mark-sheet copies to Controller of Examinations Prof Sisir Kumar Swain. It is further learnt Kohli also hinted about the techniques used by the unscrupulous elements for hacking the website and downloading certificates and mark-sheets.

Following this, the Sambalpur University authorities have lodged FIR in the Burla police station. “This is a very important matter, and we have taken it with all seriousness,” said Vice-Chancellor Prof CR Tripathy. Kohli further informed that the forged certificates have been downloaded from the website, the official website of the university, for examination purpose. He also showed a certificate as sample and that belongs to a youth, Ajay Kumar of Jharkhand. The BSc certificate with registration number 54193655 also bears the photograph of the student.

“From the preliminary investigation, it has been confirmed that the certificate is a forged one. The photograph of the student was not printed in the mark-sheet or certificate earlier. The certificate of Ajay Kumar belongs to that time,” said Controller of Examinations Prof Swain.

The VC has also entrusted the responsibility of inquiry to an Assistant Registrar. “After the inquiry, the persons involved in the crime will surely be nabbed.

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